Grow Your Own Fruit
There's nothing like picking your own fresh, healthy, organic fruit warmed
by the sun, from your own fruit tree. Fruit trees are easy to grow and with
regular, routine care will reward you with a bounty of healthy, organic
fruit; no sprays, no wax, no chemicals. Good for you and the
Fruit trees are not just for orchards anymore, integrate them in your landscape.
They not only have beautiful flowers in the spring, but a fruit tree filters
the air, conditions the soil, provides shade, shelters wildlife and attracts
pollinators to your garden. Backyard Orchard Culture
The trend now is to grow smaller fruit trees (no higher than you can reach),
closer together, affording the opportunity for more kinds of fruit trees
for a longer fruiting season. Smaller trees yield a more manageable crop
and are much easier to spray, thin, prune, net and harvest than large trees
of the past. For more information on Backyard Orchard Culture, see the full
article under our Educational Articles tab and check out Dave Wilson Nursery's
website at www.davewilson.com. Our Fruit Trees
January is when our new stock of fruit trees arrives each year. They are
available as bareroot trees until March 15th when they are potted up in
7-gallon containers. Our stock comes from Dave Wilson Nursery and L.E. Cooke
Co.; we only bring in varieties that will do well in our climate.
Bareroot Fruit Trees
Bare root trees are dormant (not actively growing) trees that are
dug up and stored without any soil around their roots. Bareroot season
normally runs from January 1st thru March 15th. The trees are at their
most dormant stage during this time, but when the weather starts warming
up and the trees start budding up and leafing out, they need to be
potted up and are no longer available bareroot.
There are many reasons to plant bareroot:
Bareroot trees cost an average of 10 to 40 percent
less than trees in containers, this can really add up if you are planting
a home orchard. A larger selection of varieties is available.
Bareroot trees usually establish themselves more quickly than plants
in containers. Planting trees while they are dormant eliminates transplant
shock (which retards growth),and bareroot trees haven't been spoiled
by rich potting soil.
Fruit Tree Classes
January is dedicated to fruit trees. We have Care and Pruning of Fruit Tree
classes throughout the month and even a Planting and Care of Bareroot Trees
class to get your bareroot trees off to the best
start possible. The classes are free and are offered Saturdays throughout
the month and even a Sunday and Monday class so everyone has a chance to
attend. Please feel free to call us at any time with any questions you may
have regarding your fruit trees. We want your gardening experience to be
a successful one.